Learned helplessness is a behaviour in which an organism forced to endure aversive, painful or otherwise unpleasant stimuli, becomes unable or unwilling to avoid subsequent encounters with those stimuli, even if they are escapable. Presumably, the organism has learned that it cannot control the situation and therefore does not take action to avoid the negative stimulus. Learned helplessness theory is the view that clinical depression and related mental illnesses may result from a perceived absence of control over the outcome of a situation. Organisms that have been ineffective and less sensitive in determining the consequences of their behaviour are defined as having acquired learned helplessness.
Resistance Is Futile! Give Up! There Is No Hope!
Posted by Randy on 2014-February-18 07:19:24, Tuesday
This is what every totalitarian government wants you to believe. Your Master wants you to stop resisting, to give up hope, to become an automaton, and to meekly serve the State.
They want you to learn to be helpless, and so they teach you to be helpless.
Look at what happens to someone convicted of 'child molesting' or 'viewing of illegal images' after he is released on parole. His every movement is monitored. Everything he does is subject to restrictions.
He is taught that he is helpless, hopeless, and that resistance is futile.
The 'child-abuse' and the 'spouse-abuse' narratives (note: always the female spouse) speak of 'the helpless wife/child' who is dominated by the ruthless, totally-controlling, all-powerful 'patriarchal male', who reduces the woman/child to a cringing coward who is helpless to resist being raped or otherwise abused. While this may sometimes happen (see Josef Fritzl) it is very rare.
Police used to try to 'instantly' teach 'learned helplessness' to criminals who holed-up in a house or a business while holding hostages. They wished the criminal to meekly surrender. They would announce over a bullhorn, 'Come out with your hands up! You are surrounded! You cannot escape!'
This approach has been abandoned for the most part. The 'learning curve' is too short in this situation, and the criminal - instead of becoming meek and giving himself up - is more likely to kill the hostages and come out with guns blazing, only to die in a hail of gunfire. Perhaps not a very good ending to a hostage situation.
Nowadays they 'reason' with the criminal. 'Please put down your gun and come out, let's talk about it. Things are not as bad as they seem. We can work it out. Trust us.' Of course, if he puts his gun down, the cops swarm all over him, overpower him, and he is whisked out of view. But still, enough criminals fall for this ruse, so it is generally the 'preferred' way of dealing with hostage situations.
So, what does this have to do with BoyLove, and BoyLovers? Well, the 'powers-that-be' want us to feel helpless. They don't want us to resist or to fight back. They want us to be meek, obedient, and to 'accept our fate' as being the monsters that we are, and for us to feel depressed and hopeless. It puts them in complete control.
You can see BoyLovers here parroting what they have been brainwashed into believing. Then you see those BoyLovers trying to 'teach by example' the other BoyLovers here. They try to make other BoyLovers accept and believe the 'learned-helpless' narrative that they learned. They teach that BoyLovers should surrender, and be submissive to the society and to the State. They even attack posters like me - viciously and without end - for suggesting that there is hope, and we can do something.
There is even a self-confessed government agent here - an assistant prosecuting attorney - who, like Dr Cantor, is a Plain Vanilla Faggot and who condemns BoyLove if the age of the boy is, in his opinion, 'too young'. Should we be surprised at his attitudes, and his attacks on others here? Perhaps we should instead expect that kind of behavior from certain posters here.
So, we have the VirPeds - the epitome of 'learned helplessness' - who bombard the board with the message, 'There is no hope - give up - stop resisting'.
Then we have the radical-feminist 'antis' here, 'You are a monster! Stop living in denial! Accept the truth about yourselves!'
And, of course, the government agents here who chime in whenever they see things moving in the direction that they want, whether it is supporting the 'child-molester' narrative, or attacking those who expose the 'abuse narrative' for what it is - a lie created and being disseminated by those seeking to seize control (which they have successfully done, to a large degree) of various parts of the government in order to further their 'moral policing' of - and their control over/repression of - all normal, sane people who disagree with them.
But 'learned helplessness' can also be unlearned. Strangely enough, by using the very same techniques that the State and the powers-that-be use to teach the helplessness in the first place!
Unfortunately, the only ones who have been trained in the techniques are also the very same ones who have great financial and personal incentives to promote the 'child-molesting narrative', and who are even now required by law to report any BoyLover who 'may be a danger to a child'.
So, even if you try to find a 'good therapist' for 'good therapy' to overcome your feelings of hopelessness, you risk having your life destroyed by the 'therapist' reporting you to the police!
What an incredible double-bind situation to place BoyLovers in. :- (
So, do you feel helpless? Hopeless? Depressed?
Then remember - you have been deliberately taught to feel that way. You can unlearn those feelings, of course, with proper support and guidance. But where can you find that?
On BoyChat you have the VirPeds shouting down the healthy BoyLovers, and the VirPeds are supported by the radical feminists and the government agents here.
But there is hope. The real terrorists - the ones spreading the 'moral panic' and the 'molester narrative' among the common folk - have seized control of the government - and, to a large part, BoyChat as well but there is something that we can do.
Do you now know that 'the molester' narrative is false? Do you understand that good, correctly-performed science has demonstrated that young people are rarely harmed by intergenerational sexual experiences? Do you want to break the 'cycle of abuse' from one 'learned-helpless' BoyLover to another?
Then speak out! Stop lurking! When enough of us speak out, we can drown out the voices of the VirPeds, the 'antis', the government agents, etc.
We can restore health and sanity to BoyChat, and make it a pleasure to visit. Of course, now that the 'antis' know what I am 'up to', they will redouble their efforts to 'shout me down' and silence me. But knowing what they will do weakens their efforts, especially if we fight back.
But you may not want to fight back. You may feel helpless, hopeless, despondent and depressed. You feel that nothing will work, so you do nothing. You take no action.
Well, why not, at least, learn about how they have made you feel helpless? The information is there - you can even attempt self-therapy, if you are not able to find rational, reasonable 'mental-health professionals' to assist you.
Start here, with Wikipedia.
Learned helplessness is a mental state in which an organism forced to endure aversive stimuli, or stimuli that are painful or otherwise unpleasant, becomes unable or unwilling to avoid subsequent encounters with those stimuli, even if they are escapable, presumably because it has learned that it cannot control the situation. Learned helplessness theory is the view that clinical depression and related mental illnesses may result from a perceived absence of control over the outcome of a situation. Organisms that have been ineffective and less sensitive in determining the consequences of their behaviour are defined as having acquired learned helplessness.(...)Learn what they are doing, and free yourselves from these unjust chains of oppression!
Or else, just curl up into a ball and die - which is exactly what they want us to do.
So, for you, which choice is it?
- Nolen, J.L.. Learned helplessness. Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved on January 14, 2014.
- Seligman, M. E. P. (1975). Helplessness: On Depression, Development, and Death. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman. ISBN 0-7167-2328-X.
- Carlson, Neil R. (2010). Psychology the science of behaviour. Pearson Canada. pp. 409. ISBN 978-0-205-69918-6.